Normally I don't really care where I go, but I know that Mineralnye Vody and the Stavropol Krai regions of Russia border with Dagastan and the Chechen Republic but, unlike these waring regions, you hear relatively little about it. Is it a safe area to visit or is there the possibility of abduction or hostilities? Plus, what are the most interesting (read: oldest/rarest) aircraft to get there on?
I'm looking towards Thesis topics, at least a year in the future, but I don't want to consider an instillation in this region if I'm not going to be able to go there and do some studying.
Thanks in advance,